Atkins - Not what it's cracked up to be. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it's cracked up to be."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Working. Ability to transfer to other locations and businesses within the company (if you push for it). Transportation graduate secondment to India for 3 months is available though this has recently been restricted with regards to leave taken during, before and after the secondment.

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Work is often on large and repetitive projects with little innovation and can become very stale. Pay rises are often disappointing. Progression is very slow when you start as a graduate engineer and becoming chartered is a glass ceiling to progressing.

    Advice to Management

    There is a very high staff turnover at the moment which hopefully demonstrates that work is needed. Pay needs to be increased across the board for early careers at least. Projects should be selected in part on prestige, innovation and interest rather than on a purely profit basis.

    Atkins2018-08-22
  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Good team of people that works well together

    Cons

    Some of the support teams are lacking

    Atkins2019-05-23
  2. "Very friendly and motivating environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefit package Flexible working hours

    Cons

    No enough pto Not good health insurance

    Atkins2019-11-06

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